Master of
Real Estate

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The Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program recruits students with great potential and prepares them to become responsible property investors and developers.

Earn the MRED in person or online. Full-time students can finish in three semesters, while working professionals have the opportunity to complete the degree at their own pace.

Our expert faculty will prepare you for a rewarding career in the real estate investment and development market.

What You'll Learn

In the Master of Real Estate Development, you’ll learn:

  • Principles of real estate, entitlement and construction
  • Advanced real estate investment analysis
  • Fundamentals of real estate finance, capital markets and land development 
  • Decision-making under risk and uncertainty
  • Placemaking for future markets and communities 
  • Advanced real estate finance, technologies and data sources
  • Foundations of urban economic principles 
  • Responsible property investment and sustainability 
  • Professional communication 
  • Professional practice ethics, policies and procedures

You’ll graduate ready to thrive as someone who can create and sustain multiple dimensions of value in one of the largest financial and asset markets in the world.

Funding is available for qualified students.


Earn your Master of Real Estate Development in as little as 12 months online, 18 months on campus


of Master of Real Estate Development graduates find employment in the field within a year of graduation


substantive areas of focus: Real Estate Development Analysis, Real Estate Development Finance and Real Estate Development Practice

The CAPLA Student Experience

The Master of Real Estate Development is home to a diverse group of students, from recent graduates to experienced professionals, who join us from nearly every state in the nation and around the world.

You’ll have plenty of individual attention from faculty who are experts in the field, many of whom are practitioners themselves. The program has close ties to real estate industry leaders who share their expertise in the classroom as guest lecturers and through field trips and site visits.

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Program Partners

The MRED program is accepted by the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute as one of its University Alliance program participants. The CCIM’s University Alliance program creates several advantages for students, including expediting how students earn CCIM designation after graduation.

Other program partners include:

  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • Southern Arizona CCIM Chapter
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
  • Pima County Real Estate Research Council (PCRERC)
  • Tucson Association of Realtors (TAR)

Our Master of Real Estate Development program unites world-renowned faculty, passionate students and experienced professionals who collaborate to address future development challenges and opportunities.

Lauri Macmillan Johnson, Director, School of Landscape Architecture and Planning

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